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While everyone is probably aware of the fact that good home maintenance and interior design can make a home more visually appealing, and can improve its curb appeal when it goes back on the market, the idea of these things having an impact on your day-to-day level of productivity may be less obvious.
In recent times, more and more people have been working from home at least part of the time, and ongoing changes in the global professional landscape seem to suggest that this trend is set to continue uninterrupted for some time.
Whether you are working on a particular project or side venture of yours, are working in a professional capacity, or just want to get your chores done more efficiently, finding ways to boost your day-to-day levels of productivity can be very useful.
Here are a few ways that good home maintenance and interior design can boost your productivity.
By reducing irritants that can negatively influence your health
Unfortunately, it's quite common for many homes – and in fact for many buildings in general – to contain a significant number of different irritants that can cause negative health effects, ranging from relatively minor, to quite severe.
If your home has been subject to water damage recently, it's important to contact Water Damage Restoration Services for the sake of protecting the aesthetic appeal of your home, but also in order to combat things like mould that might have accumulated as a result.
If you are constantly dealing with allergens, irritants, and pathogens in your home environment, it's likely that your energy levels will be significantly lower, that you'll be more prone to falling ill, and that you won't sleep as well, either.
Taking care of these issues can, therefore, significantly contribute to enhancing your productivity.
By helping you to feel more energised and motivated
The way you design and decorate your home can have a major impact on your overall mood, and how you feel with regard to things like your own personal capabilities.
Homes that feature good lighting, uplifting art and ornaments, and a clean and uncluttered aesthetic, can all contribute significantly to helping you to feel more in control and more positive, driven, and motivated on a daily basis.
On the other hand, if you are trying to be productive in a poorly illuminated basement conversion, you’ll probably find that the atmosphere ends up making it significantly more difficult for you to get into the right frame of mind and stay there.
By reducing sources of distraction in your environment
By maintaining and designing your home carefully, and keeping it relatively clutter free, you can actively remove many potential sources of distraction from your immediate environment, and can therefore make it much easier for you to work on one thing at a time, without having your attention dragged this way and that.
In recent times, many writers and commentators on productivity — including Cal Newport, the author of “Deep Work” — have noted that even relatively minor distractions can significantly impair productivity, and can prevent people from doing their best work.
Messy and chaotic home environments naturally tend to provide more sources of distraction.
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